Guided walking tours of Winchester

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/guided-walking-tours-winchester

  • Guided Tours
  • A guided tour taking in the River Itchen
  • Guided Tours
  • A guided tour taking in the River Itchen

Most tours depart from the Tourist Information Centre

Guildhall, Winchester

SO23 9GH

An excellent way to become acquainted with the city is to join a guided tour with one of Winchester's official tourist guides who regularly lead groups around the city and wider district.

Winchester's official tourist guides have been guiding in Winchester for more than 30 years.  All guides have undergone rigorous training and are accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

The Green Badge guides are qualified to take tours in Winchester and the surrounding district whereas Blue Badge guides are qualified to guide across a wider area, e.g. Southern England, London or the West Country.

Common to all guides is a genuine enthusiasm for their City and the desire to bring it alive for both visitors and residents alike.

PDF iconGuided Tour Leaflet 2017

A guided tour with a Winchester official tourist guide is an excellent way to discover Winchester.

Regular tours take place throughout the year, departing from the tourist information centre and lasting approximately 90 minutes. Tickets cost £5 for adults, with accompanying children FREE. They can be bought on the day from Winchester Tourist Information Centre.

Discover Upper Winchester takes you around the centre of Winchester, passing the cathedral, Great Hall and site of King Charles II's royal palace.

Discover Lower Winchester follows the River Itchen before passing Wolvesey Castle, Winchester College, Jane Austen's House and the Cathedral Close.

City highlights this tour highlights the main historic sites in Winchester city centre.

When? Time Name of tour
January/February/March
Saturdays only

11am 

2pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

April
Monday to Saturday

11am

2:30pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

May/June
Monday - Saturday

11am

2:30pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

Sundays

11:30am

3pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

July/August
Monday - Saturday

11am

2:30pm

4:30pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

Summer City Highlights

Sundays

11.30am

3pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

September
Monday - Saturday

11am

2:30pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

Sundays

11:30am

3pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

October
Monday - Saturday

11am

2:30pm

Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

November 4th and 11th
Saturdays

11am

2pm

 Discover Upper Winchester

Discover Lower Winchester

November 18th to December 16th (inclusive)
Monday - Friday

2pm

Christmas City Highlights

Saturdays

11am

2pm

Christmas City Highlights

Christmas City Highlights

 

 

Winchester is alive with natural, historic and architectural treasures, join one of the many themed tours to find out more!

Each year, Winchester's tourist guides run a series of special interest tours in addition to their regular tours of the city. Prices for themed tours vary and can be booked at the tourist information centre.

Advance booking via the tourist information centre is advisable, a £1 postage fee is applicable for tickets sent out. Please email the tourist information centre on tourism@winchester.gov.uk or telephone on 01962 840 500 for more information.

For a listing of current themed tours please see their 2017 leaflet below:

PDF iconGuided Tour Leaflet 2017

If you are coming with a group, why not book your own private tour?

Private or group tours can be arranged for any number of people, catering for special interests and foreign languages. Ready-made themed tours range from Royal Scandals and Literary Winchester to Jane Austen's Winchester, but the guides will always try to meet your own requirements given adequate notice.

Prices start from £70 for a standard 90 minute tour.   Alternatively why not make the most of your visit by extending your tour to a half- or full-day with a tailored itinerary and built-in refreshment stops.

Microsoft Office document iconHow to Book a Guided Tour 2017

Microsoft Office document iconGuided Tour Booking Form 2017

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01 May to 30 Sep
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13 Dec
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